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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • One can make a difference

  • As I sit at my desk and type this week’s column, I cannot help but wonder about this year’s election outcome. As a voter, it is one of our privileges given to us by those who fought and died for this basic freedom.
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  • As I sit at my desk and type this week’s column, I cannot help but wonder about this year’s election outcome. As a voter, it is one of our privileges given to us by those who fought and died for this basic freedom.
     
    The general election is less than one week away. It is our responsibility to make ourselves informed of the issues and platforms the candidates are representing.
     
    If we do not take the opportunity to educate ourselves and cast our vote for the person we believe will do the best job for the people, we have no right to complain when all is said and done.
     
    The preamble of the Constitution begins, we the people. We have a privilege and a say in who runs our local, state and federal government. We have a say, but we also have a responsibility to educate ourselves and make informed decisions. Tuesday, Nov. 6 get out and vote, it’s your right and your privilege.
     
    Thought for the week: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead.
     
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    This week, I hope for a couple of things for our community:
     
    1) I hope every eligible voter casts their ballot regarding Sleepy Eye Public School’s referrendum because we cannot fail our children who are the future of our community.
     
    2) I hope that our area remains safe from hunting accidents.
     
    3) I wish the Knights’ football team a successful evening as they take on New Ulm Cathedral High School in the Section 2A finals Friday evening at St. Mary’s field in Sleepy Eye.
     
    Another thought for the week:
    Magical Moments ~ Do not keep the alabaster box of your love and friendship sealed up until your friends are dead.
     
    Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier.
     
    The kinds of things you mean to say when they are gone, say before they go. – George Childs
     

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